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Long time lurker, first time poster.

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What's up everyone. I bought a cheap smoker at Lowe's a month or so ago with the intent of making bacon. I've done some ribs, pork and what not. I'm still learning all of this but so far the forums have been a great help. Cold smoking some salmon and cheese right now for the first time. Thanks in advance for the help i'm sure i will receive from everyone!


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Hi Matt! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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This is my rig so far... I got one of the Amazen pellet trays, digital thermometer, and a small charcoal smoker. I plan on getting a mailbox and some ducting to make a side car smoke generator for hot smoking. After drilling several airflow holes at the bottom, the smoker is perfect for cold smoking with the amazen tray.


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Welcome Matt, looks like your set up to do some bacon for sure. There's some great recipes here and they work really good. If you plan an dry rub curing your bacon you will need an accurate scale to weigh the meat and your ingredients. If you don't have a scale Pop's Brine requires no weighing and works great. Here's a link to one of my bacon smokes using Pop's Brine:


Don't be afraid to ask questions and post lots of pictures of your smokes.  The search feature on this forum works great and can be a great help when looking for ideas!

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welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do. There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Just a teeny bit of information for some of the rules here at SMF before you get started, off site links are not allowed.


If you need any help roaming around the forums....give me a shout. I will be happy to help out!



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Welcome to the forums, Matt!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!



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